Acid attack before the DFB Cup final?
RB Leipzig fans apparently attacked in Berlin – “Risk of blindness”
Created: 05/22/2022, 07:09
By: Patrick Mayer
In the DFB Cup final: fans of RB Leipzig.
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Before the DFB Cup final in Berlin, there was apparently an attack on fans of RB Leipzig.
Are there supporters of another Bundesliga club behind it?
Munich / Berlin – What a nasty action before the DFB Cup final between SC Freiburg and RB Leipzig this Saturday evening (8 p.m., here in the live ticker).
Apparently there was an attack with butyric acid at a "Red Bulls" fan party the afternoon before the game.
That reports the
DFB Cup final: apparently attack with butyric acid on fans of RB Leipzig
According to the report, the Hammarskjöldplatz at the Berlin Exhibition Center obviously smelled of butyric acid.
3,000 to 4,000 supporters of the Saxons would have gathered there to move together to the Olympic Stadium, where the final will take place in the evening.
Nothing is known about any injuries.
writes of an alleged "bestial smell" that was wafting through the crowd.
The RB Leipzig club and its fans are repeatedly the victims of hostilities because supporters of other clubs in the Bundesliga believe that the Austrian financier and beverage manufacturer Red Bull is a marketing tool.
Inhalation of vapors may cause severe respiratory irritation.
University of Münster on butyric acid
In the context of a Bundesliga away game at Borussia Dortmund in February 2017, there were sometimes serious physical attacks on RBL supporters.
Stones and cans were thrown at them in front of the stadium.
According to the
, there is also a history of butyric acid.
In September 2014, for example, Union Berlin fans smeared the guest fan block with butyric acid before the second division game against the Saxons.
DFB Cup final: RB Leipzig fans attacked – by supporters of another Bundesliga club?
The newspaper suspects that this time supporters of the "Iron" from Berlin Köpenick could be behind the attack.
However, there is no confirmation from the police or the clubs.
The matter is delicate.
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As the University of Münster writes in an expert article, contact with butyric acid “can cause severe burns to the skin, eyes (risk of blindness!) and mucous membranes.
Inhalation of vapors may cause severe respiratory irritation".
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According to RB Leipzig, around 30,000 of their own fans are in Berlin this Saturday.
As reported by SWR, around 20,000 SC Freiburg supporters traveled to Berlin for the DFB Cup final.
In the run-up there was also Zoff because the Breisgauer had rejected a joint fan scarf for the final with RBL.
The former Leipzig player and current coach of Lokomotiv Moscow, Marvin Compper, criticized this.
SC Freiburg against RB Leipzig: Zoff in the run-up to the DFB Cup final
"There's new hatred going on.
That's not the nicest way and it wasn't Freiburg-like.
But the people of Freiburg have to deal with that.
This is a club that wants to stand up for certain values and tolerance, but I don't see any tolerance now.
I think it's a shame that there aren't any scarves with both logos on them for the cup final.
This is a precedent," said the Swabian in an interview with Sport1.